News directors have a lot of people to think about. Their GM, their reporters, their audience. It’s a lot to balance.
If you’re a news director or just someone looking to appreciate the challenges of being one, you’ll want to check out this article from RTDNA written by Austin Kellerman, the news director for KARK and KLRT-TV in Little Rock, Arkansas. In it he shares ten things he’s learned after ten years of being a news director.
While directed at news directors, there’s great advice there for anyone in broadcasting management.